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Social Problems, 13th Edition

By William Kornblum, Joseph Julian

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 1, 2008

Description

Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem. Social policies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depth by presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today's social problems.  The text takes the discussion of social problems one step further by looking at each problem from a global perspective and "big picture" view.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems

Chapter 2: Problems of Health and Health Care

Chapter 3: Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment

Chapter 4: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Chapter 5: Crime and Violence

Chapter 6: Poverty amid Affluence

Chapter 7: Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Chapter 8: Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 9: An Aging Society

Chapter 10: The Changing Family

Chapter 11: Problems of Education

Chapter 12: Problems of Work and the Economy

Chapter 13: Urban Problems

Chapter 14: Population and Immigration

Chapter 15: Technology and the Environment

Chapter 16: War and Global Insecurity

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

* Every chapter ends with Going Beyond Left And Right, Summary, Key Terms, Social Problems Online, & Research Navigator       

 

Chapter 1: Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems

What Is a Social Problem?

Perspectives on Social Problems

The Natural History of Social Problems

The Media and Social Problems

Research on Social Problems

Social Policy

 

Chapter 2: Problems of Health and Health Care

Health Care as a Global Social Problem

The Scope of Health-Care Problems in America

AIDS—A Modern Plague

Explanations of Health-Care Problems

Politics and Social Policy

Social Policy

 

Chapter 3: Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment

Mental Illness as a Social Problem

The Social Construction of Mental Illness

Inequality, Conflict, and Mental Illness

Institutional Problems of Treatment and Care

Social Policy

 

Chapter 4: Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Nature of the Problem

Alcohol Use and Abuse

Illegal Drug Use and Abuse

Social Policy

 

Chapter 5: Crime and Violence

The Nature of Crime

Trafficking in Humans

Transnational Organized Crime

Types of Crimes and Criminals

Gangs, Guns, and Violent Death

Conditions and Causes of Crime and Violence

Controlling Crime

Social Policy

 

Chapter 6: Poverty Amid Affluence

The Haves and the Have-Nots

Poverty and Social Class

The Nature of Poverty

Concomitants of Poverty

Explanations of Persistent Poverty

Social Policy

 

Chapter 7: Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

The Continuing Struggle for Minority Civil Rights

The Social Construction of Minorities

Defining Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Origins of Prejudice and Discrimination

Institutional Discrimination

Some Consequences of Prejudice and Discrimination

Social Policy

 

Chapter 8: Gender and Sexuality

Traditional Sex Roles

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Sexism and Gender Inequality

Sources of Sexism

Sources of Homophobia

Social Policy

 

Chapter 9: An Aging Society

Aging as a Social Problem

The Elderly in America Today

Dimensions of the Aging Process

Concomitants of Aging

Retirement

Death

Social Policy

 

Chapter 10: The Changing Family

The Nature of Families

Divorce

Postponement of Marriage

Changing Norms of Parenthood

Homeless Families

Family Violence

Social Policy

 

Chapter 11: Problems of Education

Sociological Perspectives on Education

Educational Attainment and Achievement

Education and Equality: The Issue of Equal Access

School Reform: Problems of Institutional Change

Social Policy

 

Chapter 12: Problems of Work and the Economy

The American Free-Enterprise System: Key Trends

Global Markets and Corporate Power

Effects on American Workers

Problem Aspects of Work

Consumers and Credit

Social Policy

 

Chapter 13: Urban Problems

An Urbanizing World

The American City

Theories of Urbanism

Metropolitan Growth

Problems of Cities

Shelter Poverty, Homelessness, and Neighborhood Distress

Social Policy

 

Chapter 14: Population and Immigration

The World’s Population

Population Control

The U.S. Population

Immigration and Its Consequences

Social Policy

 

Chapter 15: Technology and the Environment

The Nature of Technology

Controlling Technology

Technology and Institutions

Technology and the Natural Environment

Environmental Stress

The United States and the World Environment

Social Policy

 

Chapter 16: War and Global Insecurity

Terrorism, Global and Domestic

War and Its Effects

Controlling Warfare

Theories About War and Its Origins

Social Policy

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-601648-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-601648-9

Format: Book

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